Understanding Shingle Layers for Your Roof

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When it comes to roofing, the layers of shingles play a crucial role in protecting your home. Let’s dive into the key considerations:

How Many Layers Are Ideal?

Before tearing off old shingles, you might wonder how many layers are acceptable. Here’s the scoop:

City Ordinances: Most cities have regulations regarding shingle layers. Typically, they won’t allow more than one layer. It’s essential to comply with these rules to ensure safety and proper installation.

Architectural Layovers: If you’re considering an architectural layover (adding new shingles over existing ones), stick to just one layer. While it might seem convenient, there are downsides.

Why Avoid Layovers?

Foster Roofing advises against layovers. Here’s why:

  • Weight Concerns: When you add another layer of shingles, you’re increasing the load on your roof. This extra weight can strain the structure, affecting its longevity.
  • Voiding the Warranty: Manufacturers provide warranties for their shingles. However, going over an existing layer voids this warranty. If you encounter issues down the road, you won’t be covered.

Prioritize safety and follow city regulations. Opt for a single layer of shingles to maintain your roof’s integrity. Remember, a well-installed roof not only protects your home but also adds to its curb appeal. Remember, a well-maintained roof ensures peace of mind during rainstorms and sunny days alike.

Whether you choose repairs or a full replacement, give us a call to walk you through your options. We want to provide you with the right information to allow you to make an informed decision. Your home—and your peace of mind—will thank you!

Contact Foster Roofing today at 479-751-2300 (NWA), 479-308-0413 (River Valley), or text us at 479-208-4094.

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